Workforce Investment Act Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs Gold Standard Evaluation

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U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

In 2008, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration commissioned Mathematica to conduct a national random assignment evaluation of the Workforce Investment Act Adult and Dislocated Worker programs' effectiveness.

With a growing need for a more skilled workforce, providing effective, efficient employment and training services is an important national priority. Two of the nation’s largest publicly funded employment and training programs are the Adult and Dislocated Worker programs, which were first authorized under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) and then reauthorized in 2014 under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). These programs together serve about 7 million job seekers at a cost of about $1.8 billion.

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Linda  Rosenberg

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Peter Schochet

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